David Ogden Stiers

David Ogden Stiers

The Newport Symphony mourns the passing, David Ogden Stiers, who died March 3. David was a guiding light for the NSO since its founding as well as serving as its resident conductor.

Music Director Adam Flatt: "All of us at the NSO are heartbroken. David Ogden Stiers was a generous, loving, and inspirational friend and pillar to our orchestra, and, indeed, to all of us individually. Our orchestra would not be here if it weren't for his great support and inspiration over three decades. His depth of musical feeling, love for our musicians, and charisma made his performances soar when he was on our podium. We will all work to keep David's spirit alive in all of our performances."

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NSO Musicians

The following musicians are the core members of the ensemble. Substitutes and guest artists join the orchestra for many concerts.

FIRST & SECOND VIOLINS

  • Casey Bozell, Concertmaster
  • Vacant, Associate Concertmaster
  • Ken Combs, Principal 2nd
  • Cathy Page, Asst. Principal 2nd
  • Yvonne Hsueh
  • Alberta Barnes
  • Tricia Bevans
  • Marya Kazmierski
  • Alistair Kok
  • Cindy Petty
  • Lori Porter Stole
  • Viet Block+
  • Sara Pyne
  • Barbara Wilcox

VIOLA

  • Shauna Keyes, Principal
  • Lauren Elledge, Asst. Principal
  • John Leuthauser
  • Toby Loftus
  • Shelley Mathewson

CELLO

  • Barbara Johnston, Principal**
  • Sherill Roberts, Principal*+
  • Sioux Boston
  • Walt Hoggset
  • Erik Velasquez
  • Adrienne Welsh
  • David Straka+

STRING BASS

  • Karl Blaeuer, Principal
  • Robert Busey

FLUTE

  • Erin Adair, Principal
  • Adrian Dee

OBOE

  • Pablo Izquierdo, Principal
  • Kris Klavik

CLARINET

  • Clarissa Osborn, Principal
  • Alicia Charlton
BASSOON

  • Chad Alexander, Principal
  • Danielle Goldman

HORN

  • Scott King, Principal
  • Chris Mudd
  • Jon Holloway
  • Becca Olason

TRUMPET

  • Katherine Evans, Principal
  • Bradley Capshaw

TROMBONE

  • Greg Scholl, Principal
  • Ryan Chaney

BASS TROMBONE

  • Glenn Griffith

TUBA

  • Jay Steele, Principal

TIMPANI

  • Craig Johnston, Principal**
  • Rachel Dobrow Stone, Principal*+

PERCUSSION

  • Ian Kerr, Principal

HARP

  • Martha Griffith, Principal

Personnel Managers

  • Kris Klavik
  • Shauna Keyes

Orchestra Technical Manager

  • Bradley Capshaw

Orchestra Librarian

  • Mindy Simon

 

*Acting
** On Leave
+ One Year Position